Who is the best 2018 World Cup player for every shirt number in Russia?

15 Jun

One of the best things about the World Cup is that it features no ridiculous shirt numbers.

As part of the rules, every team’s 23-man squad must be numbered from 1-23.

For this reason talkSPORT.com has decided to pick the best player who will be wearing each number at the tournament in Russia.

There’s no debate about who the best number seven is, but most other shirts are up for grabs.

1. David De Gea (Spain)

2. Toby Alderweireld (Belgium)

3. Gerard Pique (Spain)

4. Raphael Varane (France)

5. Sergio Busquets (Spain)

6. Andres Iniesta (Spain)

7. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

8. Toni Kroos (Germany)

9. Robert Lewandowski (Poland)

10. Lionel Messi (Argentina)

11. Philippe Coutinho (Brazil)

12. Marcelo (Brazil)

13. N’Golo Kante (France)

14. Cesar Azpilicueta (Spain)

15. Sergio Ramos (Spain)

16. Antonio Rudiger (Germany)

17. Fernandinho (Brazil)

18. Joshua Kimmich (Germany)

19. Sergio Aguero (Argentina)

20. Roberto Firmino (Brazil)

21. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay)

22. Isco (Spain)

23. Davinson Sanchez (Colombia)